2005 Kia Optima Consumer Review: Front doors will not open

2005 Kia Optima - Consumer Review

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EX Sedan (2.7L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Front doors will not open
By carrie748 on


2005 Kia Optima EX V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


My Kia's doors started locking and unlocking by themselves while I was driving.
I am currently unable to open either one of my front doors and have to climb over the back seat of my car.
Research as shown that this is a commen defect of the car.
Beware before buying becasue Kia will not fix this issue.
It is a serious safety concern.
And very costly.
I wouldn't recommend buying this if you are looking for a safe car because sooner or later your doors are likely to lock up on you also.

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I would LOVE to be able to enter and exit my car through the front doors.
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By ackeegrl
on 08/01/15 07:18 AM (PDT)

I had to take mine to Pep Boys to get the door fixed. I filed a consumer complaint after calling Kia Coporate that told me it was not a problem and nobody died with that problem. Apparently, they are waiting for a body count to get sued for them to realize getting locked in your car is a safety hazard if there were an accident. Even the mechanic had to cimb in the car and take the door apart to fix it. The parts alone cost almost $200 and then add labor to it. An expensive fix. Every door should be able to open no matter how old.

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